Forks Over Knives: A Case Against Animal Food Products
|Dr. Pam Popper in Forks Over Knives.|
Early in the movie, we meet two doctors -- T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn -- both vivacious and fit septuagenerians who have separately researched the benefits of green diets are now working together as strong advocates for this lifestyle. We are introduced to several of their patients who are suffering from either heart disease, diabetes, or cancer and with the help of a plant-based diet see drastic remediation in their diseases.
The message is clear but unlike movies such as Super Size Me and Food Inc., the film Forks Over Knives presents the viewer with an overwhelming number of charts, quoted studies and doctor interviews that, along with some pretty grueling surgery room scenes, is more reminiscent of a medical school documentary than a commercial food education movie.
|Movie still from Forks Over Knives.|
To someone who loves food, the film's motto "eat to live" is counterintuitive. It does not satisfy our calling to enjoy the many wholesome and fresh dishes available to us, be they vegetables or meat.
Forks Over Knives is playing at Regal Cinemas South Beach.
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